New Yokohama office opens to meet Japanese demand for corporate
TOKYO - Sophos Anti-Virus, the world's leading developer of
corporate virus protection, has announced the opening of a new
office in Yokohama, Japan, in response to increasing demand for its
superior products and expertise.
The Japanese office represents a further step in the global
expansion of Sophos, and reflects the importance the company places
on the Asia-Pacific market.
Alan Broderick, formerly Head of International Development at
Sophos Anti-Virus, has been appointed Managing Director of the new
subsidiary. With extensive experience in this area, Broderick will
be at the forefront of Japanese operations, providing sales and
technical support to Sophos Anti-Virus customers and partners in
Japan and neighbouring countries.
"It is important in Japan to have a local presence where support
can be given from close proximity to the market," Broderick says.
"By working with partners on an hour-by-hour basis, the new office
will meet the high demand in Asia for our products and continue the
outstanding level of support we provide."
"Sophos Anti-Virus has built its reputation from strong and
loyal global customer base. International (non-UK) sales account
for more than 60 per cent of the company's worldwide turnover,"
Australian Managing Director, Richard Baldry, says.
"The Asia-Pacific is an important strategic market for Sophos
Anti-Virus, and sales have been increasing rapidly for several
years," Baldry says. "Key investments have now been made in
Australia and Japan, and others will follow soon."
Sophos Anti-Virus is currently planning new offices in a number
of locations around the world and will recruit more than 100 new
staff in its technical, sales and marketing departments this
financial year to accommodate the huge growth in demand for its
products. Some of this growth will be experienced in Australia.
Sophos Anti-Virus is also in the process of building an
additional high-security research and development centre, totalling
more than 150,000 square feet at its global headquarters in
Abingdon, UK. Further developments are planned for the Australian
operation, and these will be announced in coming weeks.